How Do These School Lunches From Around The World Compare With Ours?
School lunches, remember the days? School lunches in the UK have improved vastly recently. There are actually rules for starters.
These are the guidelines for school lunches nowadays.
The school food standards apply to all maintained schools, and academies that were founded before 2010 and after June 2014. They must provide:
- high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
- fruit and vegetables
- bread, other cereals and potatoes
There can’t be:
- drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals and vending machines
- more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week
This is what a typical school lunch may look like in the UK
What about the rest of the world?
Fish on a bed of arugula, pasta with tomato sauce, caprese salad, baguette, and some grapes
Pea soup, beetroot, carrots, bread, and pannukakku (dessert pancake) with berries
Beef, carrots, green beans, cheese, and fresh fruit
Pork with mixed vegetables, black beans and rice, salad, bread, and baked plantains
Fish soup, tofu over rice, kimchi, and vegetables
Baked chicken over orzo, stuffed grape leaves, tomato and cucumber salad, oranges, and yoghurt with pomegranate seeds
Bangers and masg, borscht, cabbage, and syrniki (a dessert pancake)
shrimp over brown rice and vegetables, gazpacho, fresh peppers, bread, and an orange
Fried “popcorn” chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie
There are some tasty looking lunches there. Which one do you think looks the most appetising?
Photo Credits: Sweet Green